China Focus s proud to present the inaugural China Focus Debate featuring two teams led by IR/PS professors Barry Naughton and Victor Shih. Professor Shih and his proposition team will argue in favor of the motion: “The house believes that the Chinese economy will collapse in five years.”
Doors open at 5pm on October 23rd in Robinson Auditorium, IR/PS, UCSD
Associate Professor, IR/PS
Professor Shih is an expert on Chinese political economy, with an emphasis on Chinese Communist Party elite politics and the political economy of financial reforms. He is the author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation (2008) as well as numerous journal articles. He is also a frequent adviser on the banking industry in China and worked for the Carlyle Group prior to joining IR/PS in 2013. Shih received his doctorate in Government from Harvard University.
Undergraduate student, UC San Diego
Angela Luh is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in International Studies- Political Science and minoring in Economics and Chinese Studies. She is the co-president and co-founder of the International Studies Student Association at UCSD, lead tours as a UCSD College Ambassador, and write for the Prospect Journal of International Affairs. Angela has studied and interned in Shanghai and Nanjing and will intern in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State this winter. She is completing her honors thesis on China-Russian relations and energy politics and hopes to pursue a career in international relations with a focus on East Asia.
Master of Pacific International Affairs, IR/PS
Max Bonner is a second year masters student in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). Since first moving there to study in 2005, China has become a second home to Max. He has spent a cumulative five years in China, including one memorable year as an exchange student at Nanjing University. He co-founded the Bad Monkey Brewery in Dali, Yunnan in 2008. Max holds a bachelors and masters with Distinction in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Max met his my wife Yuan in China and they recently started a business together in California.
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